Once a historic estate and parkland Belhus Woods country park now has a diverse landscape of woodlands, grasslands and lakes. You can fish, play games, fly kites, have a picnic, cycle or ride your horse here. You may prefer just to sit by the tranquil waters, feeding the birds or, in spring to wander quietly through a woodland carpet of bluebells. With easy access from the M25 this is an ideal spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of London.

Green Flag Award winner 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08 and 2008/09.

How to find us:

Belhus Woods Country Park 
Romford Road, Aveley, South Ockendon RM15 4XJ

: 01708 865628


By road: The park is situated off the Romford Road which connects Aveley to Upminster and is approximately 3 miles north of Lakeside and the Dartford Tunnel.  By rail: Upminster station is about 3 miles from the Park.

Opening Times:

8.00am until dusk (check entrance boards for daily closing times).


Pay and display: All Cars: full day ticket 2.20;  Motorcycles - no charge; Coaches - 15.

Excess charge for failure to display a valid ticket - 60 (reduced to 30 if paid within 14 days).

Season tickets available.


Visitor centre and shop where light refreshments, gifts and information can be obtained. Toilets and baby changing facilities. Picnic and barbecue areas. Day tickets for fishing are available on the bank: Adult 5.00, Concessions 2.50. Associated clubs which meet regularly at Belhus Wood country park include The West Essex Bowmen Archery Club,  and the Grays Thurrock Model Boat Club.


Reasonably level site with good access for wheelchair users. Fishing platforms available for less-able anglers. Key available on deposit.


A variety of events run throughout the year including wildflower walks, night time bat walks, and charcoal making.

Belhus Woods Country Park 01708 865628 or email belhuswcp@essex.gov.uk